The Office of Disability Services collaborates with many organizations in the community surrounding Wright State to provide the best opportunities possible for students with disabilities. We hope to foster an inclusive, interconnected support network for our students, alumni, and community members.

ODS Newsletter

Check out our departmental newsletter for the most recent information on ODS programs and staff, campus events and initiatives, disability community news, and more. 

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Current Issue of ODS News:

Community Events

Post-Secondary Transition: How OT's and PT's Can Help - Champaign County

Brenda M. George, MS, OTR/L
Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, Pediatric Special Interest Section Coordinator, will be presenting on
Wed, March 30th
11:30 a.m.: Registration
11:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: program

Champaign County Community Center
1512 S. US Hwy 68
Urbana, OH  43078

Sponsored by:
Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center
Clark County Educational Service Center
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

3 Continuing Education Credits (pending approval by the

Registration fee $25. The following payment methods are accepted: cash, check , purchase order or credit card
Payment can be mailed, emailed or faxed to:
Madison-Champaign ESC,
1512 S. US HWY 68, Suite J100
Urbana, OH  43078

Email or Questions:  Scott Howell at
Fax:  937-484-1571
For credit card payments: Contact Sue Johnson at or call at 937-484-1557

Registration Deadline is Friday, March 25, 2016

For more information and to register, visit the registration website.

The Sixteenth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability Conference

April 13 - 14, 2016
The Ohio State University’s Columbus Campus
Call for Proposals: Proposals Due January 18, 2016. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail as an attachment (Word, Word Perfect, TXT, or RTF formats)  to  with Multiple Perspectives 2016 in the subject line. To be on the mailing list for the conference, send e-mail to

Religion & Disability Lecture by Dr. Darla Schumm

Hosted by WSU Department of Religion
Tuesday, April 12, 3:30-5:00
163 Student Union Discovery Room
Dr. Schumm's website:

“Discovering Sign Languages Around the World”

Monday, April 18th, 2016
6:00 p.m.

The Ohio State University

220 Sullivant Hall
1813 N High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210

You are invited to come meet Dr. Carol Padden, Professor in the Department of Communication at UC San Diego, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Awardee and author. She will be sharing her current research “Discovering Sign Languages Around the World." This link is to a registration page: The event is free. Please feel free share with colleagues and/or any person with an interest.

The Journey to Adulthood - What Parents Need to Know

April 28, 2016
Two Sessions - 2:00 - 4:00 and 5:30 - 7:30

Dayton Children's Hospital
One Children's Plaza
Dayton, OH  45404

 Pam Cotrell, OCECD will be presenting this free training. 

Contact Person: Teresa Giehl/ Family Resource Center

In addition to sharing our news with you, we also invite you to share with us:

  • updates about your life, career, etc.
  • fond memories/experiences, ODS history
  • disability community news, events, etc.
  • questions about our services or staff
  •  suggestions for programming, speakers, etc.

We want to hear from you! We will even pass your updates along to be included in the WSU magazine “AlumNotes” section, if you like. Just complete an update form and return it to ODS or submit your updates via email at or “Like” our Facebook page to connect with current and former students, alumni, and staff.